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Bass, Rick 1958-

Overview
Works: 136 works in 366 publications in 1 language and 22,426 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Anecdotes  Biography  Short stories  Short stories, American 
Roles: Signer, Other
Classifications: PS3552.A8213, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rick Bass
Nashville chrome by Rick Bass ( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A richly imagined story of the Browns, real-life singers who were once the biggest thing on the American country music scene. A wrenching meditation on the complexities of fame and of one forgotten family who experienced them firsthand
Where the sea used to be by Rick Bass ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A romance in the wilds of Montana between an oil prospector and a woman who studies wolves. Together they face the forces of nature and the strong-willed Texan who is her father and his employer
The sky, the stars, the wilderness by Rick Bass ( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novella and two stories. The title novella, set on a ranch in Texas, is on a woman's love of the land, Where the Sea Used to Be is on the rivalry of two oil men, while in The Myth of the Bears a mountain man tracks a runaway wife who seems to leave an unusual number of helpful clues
The Diezmo by Rick Bass ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel based on the Mier Expedition follows two young men on an expedition to the Mexican border, during which they are captured in a raid on the Mexcian village of Mier and end up as pawns in an international chess game that will determine the fate of Texas
The hermit's story : stories by Rick Bass ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encompassing both previously published pieces and original fiction, this anthology features the title story, about a man and woman who travel across a frozen lake under the ice, among others
The lives of rocks : stories by Rick Bass ( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The title story concerns a woman recovering from cancer; "Pagans" tells, at forty years' distance, of a girl and two boys -- one of whom was in love with her -- and the dangerous games they played; in "Her First Elk," a woman reflects on her first elk hunt and on her memories of her father and two brothers, now all dead. These stories, distinguished by their maturity, are narrated by men and women with compelling life tales. Filled with Bass's hallmark lean and beautiful prose, they are further proof of his mastery of the short fiction form"--Publisher website (March 2007)
Platte river by Rick Bass ( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rick Bass is one of the foremost writers of his generation. His astonishing work charges headlong past the hard surface of modern life to illuminate man and his relationship to the natural world. Platte River is a collection of three novellas, each a singular exploration of the human heart set against the backdrop of God's creation. Filled with arresting images - chinook winds flying through a valley, couples skating in the dark on thin ice, tools made from animal bones, a delicate shape frozen in a river - "Mahatma Joe" is about an evangelist who settles in Grass Valley, Montana, and the woman who grows obsessed with his vision of the world. In "Field Events," a woman falls in love with a man even more enormous than her discus-tossing brothers. And the title novella, "Platte River," portrays one man's lyric meditation on loneliness, the nature of peace, and his quest for love
The wild marsh : four seasons at home in Montana by Rick Bass ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Author Bass's account of life in Montana's Yaak Valley is a crowning achievement in his career. It begins with his family settling in for the long Montana winter, and captures all the harbingers of change that mark each passing month--the initial cruel teasing of spring, the splendor and fecundity of summer, and the bittersweet memories evoked by fall. It is full of rich observation about what it takes to live in the valley--ruggedness, improvisation and, of course, duct tape. Bass emerges not just as a writer but as a father, a neighbor, and a gifted observer, uniquely able to bring us close to the drama and sanctity of small things, ensuring that though the wilderness is increasingly at risk, the voice of the wilderness will not disappear.--From publisher description
The Ninemile wolves : an essay by Rick Bass ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a wolf and her litter of pups near the town of Marion, Montana that advocates the reintroduction and recolonization of the wolf into the environment
The watch : stories by Rick Bass ( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the south and west, these stories pursue themes of friendship, loyalty, and freedom, of escape, where valiant holdouts refuse to grow up, or grow old
All the land to hold us by Rick Bass ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roaming across the salt flats and skirting the salt lake, Richard, a geologist working for an oil company, hunts for fossils under the spell of Clarissa, the local beauty who plans to use her share of their plunder to get out of small dusty Midland for good. A generation earlier a Depression era couple Max and Marie Omo numbly mines for salt along the banks of the briny lake until the emotional terrain of their marriage is suddenly and irrevocably altered. The strange surreal arrival of a runaway circus elephant careening across the sand sets in motion Marie's final break from Max and heralds the beginning of her second chance. Consequences reverberate through the years and the dunes when Marie becomes indelibly linked to Richard's own second act
The book of Yaak by Rick Bass ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana is one of the last great wild places in the United States, a land of black bears and grizzlies, wolves and coyotes, bald and golden eagles, and even a handful of humans. But its magic may not be enough to save it from the forces threatening it now. In The Book of Yaak Rick Bass captures the soul of the valley itself, and he shows how, if places like the Yaak are lost, so too will be the human riches of mystery and imagination
The lost grizzlies : a search for survivors in the wilderness of Colorado by Rick Bass ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A search for proof that grizzly bears still live in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado
Diezmo by Rick Bass ( )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Sam Houston organizes an attack into Mexico, the gloryseeking Texans are overwhelmed. Captured, they face the terrible Diezmo--a game of chance that ensures every 10th man will be killed
In the Loyal Mountains by Rick Bass ( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten stories on people and nature. Fires is on a woman long-distance runner, The Legend of Pig-Eye is on a boxer in training, and The Valley is on a man's love for a valley. By the author of Platte River
Caribou rising : defending the Porcupine herd, Gwich-'in culture, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge / Rick Bass by Rick Bass ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Caribou Rising, Rick Bass journeys from his beloved Yaak Valley in Montana to Alaska, to witness firsthand one of the sole remaining landscapes on Earth where the wild is entirely untrammeled - America's Serengeti, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It is a place where great caribou herds gather, calve, and migrate as they did in the Pleistocene, and where the ancient bond between animals and human hunters still informs daily life." "Bass's avid desire to meet this landscape and its native people, the Gwich-'in, had several sources. A hunter himself since childhood, he now pursues game with a primal passion coupled with an environmentalist's conscience, providing nearly all the meat his family consumes. He hoped to kill one caribou and bring home its meat. But the deeper intent of that act was to enter, even briefly, the experience of the Gwich-'in, who have been following, relying on, and praying to the caribou for 10,000 years, in a parallel relationship to that of the Plains tribes and the buffalo." "Waiting to travel upriver, Bass walks the land, talks to villagers about their lives, and interviews their leaders. He ponders the profound differences between this culture and ours: "the gunmetal hardness of their lives," their casual acceptance of physical risk, and their visceral knowledge that none can exist outside the community. And he reflects on the timeless dance of human, caribou, and land in this place."--BOOK JACKET
The new wolves by Rick Bass ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of eleven wolves who were descended from the last wild Mexican wolves, bred in captivity, and released into the mesas
Nashville chrome by Rick Bass ( )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A richly imagined story of the Browns, real-life singers who were once the biggest thing on the American country music scene. A wrenching meditation on the complexities of fame and of one forgotten family who experienced them firsthand
The deer pasture by Rick Bass ( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of seventeen narratives in which Rick Bass describes his family's deer pasture and its significance as a family tradition
Fiber by Rick Bass ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel on ecology set in the Yaak Valley in Montana. The hero is a small-time logger who cuts damaged trees and who comes in conflict with big-time loggers. By the author of The Book of Yaak
 
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Alternative Names
Bass, Charles Richard.
Bass, Charles Richard, 1958-
Bass, Charles Richard, Jr., 1958-
バス, リック
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